The dryer vent is not included in the purchase of a new dryer; yet, it is the most important part required for proper function
Sterling VA – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard works to educate homeowners about the important role of dryer vents for safe and efficient dryer function. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause.
Doug Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard works to promote public awareness of the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and improve dryer performance. According to Bittner, one of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of wet laundry. The humidity produced from the moisture held in the warm air is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer vent. Poor ventilation causes longer drying time which leads to higher energy bills.
Service technicians with Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.dryerventcleaningsterlingva.com/) explain how moisture can condense into pools of water in the dryer duct and cause excess humidity in the home leading to mold and mildew damage. Lint accumulates in the moist sticky areas and forms a clog in the system, blocking airflow needed for efficient function. Regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning is the solution.
Another important function of the dryer is heat used to dry tumbling laundry. Restricted air flow can cause the dryer to over heat. A spark from inside the dryer can ignite the flammable lint accumulated in the back of the dryer and the dryer duct causing a rapidly spreading fire.
Here are some additional facts the Wizard shares with his customers:
• Clothes dryers can be found in 80 percent or 81.5 million homes in the U.S.
• A full load of wet clothes contains about a half gallon of water
• Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in the home
Consumers who have dryer vent service performed by the Wizard notice faster drying time, reduced energy bills and improved dryer performance. Dryer vent cleaning is important maintenance to extend the life of the dryer and eliminate the chance of breakdown.
Dryer Vent Wizard educates consumers while performing an important home service. Doug Bittner serves the Northern Virginia area, providing residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. Visit http://sterling.dryerventcleaningnow.com/ to learn more.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with over 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.